Original sites where historical events took place seem to facilitate the access to history for people from the present.
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The perceived uniqueness of a place by its residents has been called “landscape identity”. History shows that mobility was its driving force.
Groot Constantia is the iconic South African colonial estate. Located on the slopes of the Table Mountain among oak trees, it embodies both its wine history and its epitome of Cape slavery.
Outlet villages create synthetic town centres for marketing purposes. From the perspective of tourists, it seems that there is only a marginal difference between such outlet villages and genuine historical towns.
What does the boom of Dark Tourism mean for public historians and why don’t conventional labels such as Dissonant Heritage and Thanatourism include the term Dark Public History?
Underworlds have become tourist magnets. Underground nuclear bunkers from the Cold War also fall into this category. Whether they are in Germany, Canada, Denmark … They are unique sites of contemporary history.
Abstract: Die Urlaubszeit ist vorbei. Jetzt lohnt sich eine kritische Rückschau auf den Sommer und die Begegnungen mit Geschichte im Urlaub. Ich stolperte im Juli im Hongkong Museum of… Read More ›